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Feminist Update: Train Your Husband Like A Dog (El Rushbo On Metrosexual Whimps Craze Alert)
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 08/23/05 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 08/23/2005 4:21:58 PM PDT by goldstategop

RUSH: I gotta share these next two sound bites with you. This is a total change of pace, but I promised myself I'd get these in today, and so I'm going to fulfill the promise. What I have here, first off is a story from the Times of London. It's about a woman named Annie Clayton. She has a book, video, whatever called "Bring Your Husband to Heel," and she says, "'You can use your skills as a dog trainer to retrain husbands. How does it work? Well, all animals from parrots to goldfish to gorillas learn in the same way. If something is worth doing, we'll repeat it. If it's not, we won't. It's called operant conditioning.' Why are men like dogs? Because they bite visitors, because they leave hair on the sofa? 'Research says that dogs and humans learn in the same way. I suppose there are similarities, they're both omnivores. They like to be worn. They copulate in the same way -- or similar, don't they? But there's no husband bashing in this,' she says. 'We examined every wife's behavior first because you can't change somebody else's actions until you've changed yours.' You're happily married. Did you have to train your husband?" Here we go. That's the story leading into the sound bites. This babe was on Good Morning America today, was on ABC, and this is a BBC show, How to Train Your Husband by this woman that's a dog trainer, and it's a new series that teaches wives how to train their husbands using techniques meant for dogs. Here's how Annie Clayton, a canine behaviorist and host opens her program. "Pay attention, ladies. I've been training dogs for nearly 20 years but I've been married a whole lot longer and I firmly believe you can train a husband like a dog because, well, they both learn in exactly the same way. I'll let you into a little secret. I'm living proof it works: I haven't washed a dish in years."

RUSH: Okay (laughing) and here, just one more segment, a portion of ABC correspondent Jim Sciutto's report on this BBC program. This is what he said.

SCIUTTO: Meet the show's first husband and wife and master and student, Margaret and John Elliott, married for 37 years. It is all about throwing bones, more "good dog" than "sit" and "stay."

CLAYTON: You're going to ignore what you don't want anymore. Replace that behavior you don't want with something that you do want, which is helping you with the dishes. But you must reward each tiny, tiny increment towards the whole.

SCIUTTO: Margaret practices on a real dog first -- husbands can relax; she will not be using the leash at home -- and then, with hidden cameras recording every moment, she puts the formula to the test on her husband, and John, to his own surprise, ends up just another puppy dog. The men are kept in the dark. They're told they're taking part in a relationship study. It's not until the very end that they find out exactly what they've gotten themselves into.

RUSH: There was a guy that worked at BBC who quit last week. He wrote a piece in a London newspaper about how the country's gone to hell over there because it's totally being run by female thinking; news organizations have been totally feminized -- and I just find it interesting that this story (laughing) comes on the heels (ahem) of that.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dombtches; feminazis; metrosexuals; rushlimbaugh; trainedhusbands; whimps; womenrock
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HAHAHAHA - Metrosexuals, thanks to the brilliance of El Rushbo, can now be defined as trained husbands. Women really ARE in charge. Its the U.K but men have gotten too soft to stand up for themselves.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
1 posted on 08/23/2005 4:22:00 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
It's not until the very end that they find out exactly what they've gotten themselves into.

Thats nothing new...when people ask what hubby and I have planned he always replys "Ask my better half..I just drive"
2 posted on 08/23/2005 4:26:25 PM PDT by PaulaB (Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups)
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To: goldstategop
Well, the REWARDS are enticing and pleasurable, what can I say?
3 posted on 08/23/2005 4:26:50 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: goldstategop

 


4 posted on 08/23/2005 4:28:45 PM PDT by Fintan (If this tagline lasts longer than 4 hours, please consult a physician.)
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To: goldstategop

I caught that on Rush's show today, and I was laughing hysterically!

Did you hear what he said about this woman taking her leashes to GITMO and straightening those dudes out?


5 posted on 08/23/2005 4:31:00 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: goldstategop
You're going to ignore what you don't want anymore. Replace that behavior you don't want with something that you do want, which is helping you with the dishes. But you must reward each tiny, tiny increment towards the whole.

Every psychology textbook in the world teaches this. It isn't unique to dog-training (or husbands...it works great on wives, too). Does this author really think she invented the wheel? ;)

7 posted on 08/23/2005 4:35:05 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Feelings are not a tool of cognition, therefore they are not a criterion of morality." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: goldstategop

A dog won't get tired of nagging and pick up a Louisville Slugger.

8 posted on 08/23/2005 4:37:03 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: goldstategop
"HAHAHAHA - Metrosexuals, thanks to the brilliance of El Rushbo, can now be defined as trained husbands. Women really ARE in charge. Its the U.K but men have gotten too soft to stand up for themselves."

I'd guess that domestically women rule the roost in 3 out of 4 homes. Outside the house I think it's just the opposite, but not inside. How many husbands can rearrange the furniture without their wife's approval? I'm guessing not too many. If their wife does it though, they find out about it when they get home and everything's in a different location.

9 posted on 08/23/2005 4:38:11 PM PDT by elmer fudd
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To: Dashing Dasher; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

(Ahem...)

Ping!


10 posted on 08/23/2005 4:39:46 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: TexasCajun
Yes, and while wife thinks she is doing the training, I get some of the best s*x just for making the bed occasionally. I keep letting her think that she is doing the training. I'm happy and she feels that is accomplishing something.
11 posted on 08/23/2005 4:42:33 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Leapfrog; cyborg; Xenalyte; raivyn; MamaTexan; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; njwoman; arasina; ...

I heard Rush talking about this today....


Actually - I raised my Rottweilers using the same methods I would raise kids:

positive reinforcement vs. negative reinforcement

But, I do think this is a bit over the edge in the demasculation department....


12 posted on 08/23/2005 4:46:31 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. ~Henny Youngman)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

13 posted on 08/23/2005 4:57:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Caipirabob
A dog won't get tired of nagging and pick up a Louisville Slugger.

Nor can he kick her out because he owns the place and she doesn't.
14 posted on 08/23/2005 4:59:53 PM PDT by clyde asbury (Whoa-o, here she comes. She's a bad reader.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Yeah, this kind of training is done by both husband and wife. Also, by pet and master. Don't think your cat doesn't train you!


15 posted on 08/23/2005 5:00:46 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: elmer fudd

I do it sometimes, but it doesn't stick. LOL.


16 posted on 08/23/2005 5:02:21 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: goldstategop

Imagine the uproar if someone came out with a book about how to train your wife.


17 posted on 08/23/2005 5:04:35 PM PDT by knuthom
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To: goldstategop

Something very creepy about Annie Clayton... What exactly are the rewards for the dog and the husband? I wonder if she gets them confused...


18 posted on 08/23/2005 5:11:26 PM PDT by spookadelic
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To: Dashing Dasher

Using the leash can be rather fun.
Just don't expect to get the dishes done. ;-)


19 posted on 08/23/2005 5:19:36 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Dashing Dasher; Brad's Gramma; Zacs Mom; All
"Pay attention, ladies. I've been training dogs for nearly 20 years but I've been married a whole lot longer and I firmly believe you can train a husband like a dog because, well, they both learn in exactly the same way. I'll let you into a little secret. I'm living proof it works: I haven't washed a dish in years."

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"But, I do think this is a bit over the edge in the demasculation department.... "

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Well, let's see... LOL!!

Untrained

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Trained

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20 posted on 08/23/2005 5:20:01 PM PDT by JLO
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To: knuthom

"Imagine the uproar id someone came out with a book about how to train your wife,"

Thinking the same thing.

The only person that can get me to do anything is my 3 year old grandson. All the rest have given up.


21 posted on 08/23/2005 5:20:46 PM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: JLO; Texas Termite

LOL!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 08/23/2005 5:25:03 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: goldstategop

So, if I start peeing on the floor, and smelling butts, and shedding on the sofa, she is gonna start throwing Tostitos to me, and rubbing my stomach, putting vodka and tonic in my bowl?

I'm up with that!! May I hold my head out the window while she drives?

Now - about positions.... :0)


23 posted on 08/23/2005 5:26:13 PM PDT by Rhetorical pi2
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To: knuthom
Imagine the uproar if someone came out with a book about how to train your wife.

Apparently you don't remember the 1950's!

24 posted on 08/23/2005 5:29:59 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. ~Henny Youngman)
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To: JLO

Your husband is quite handsome.

Is he a boxer?



LOL!!!


25 posted on 08/23/2005 5:30:31 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. ~Henny Youngman)
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To: Americanexpat
Several gurus in the self help field do teach men to dump and seduce women. Part of that is entrainment. Judith Regan edited an expose on the niche that is set to be released next month.

Of course, I learned everything I know from my Dad, and from observing both my own failures and the failures of others. And our successes, too.
26 posted on 08/23/2005 5:33:43 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: Skooz; pissant; MikeinIraq; The SISU kid; carolinacrazy; Petronski; patton; dfwddr; TheBigB; ...

Ping... a ling...


27 posted on 08/23/2005 5:36:57 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. ~Henny Youngman)
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To: goldstategop
...the country's gone to hell over there because it's totally being run by female thinking...and I just find it interesting that this story (laughing) comes on the heels (ahem) of that.

LOL

Ya think?

28 posted on 08/23/2005 5:39:51 PM PDT by Petronski (I stick to Rovian talking points: "I love Cyborg!")
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To: goldstategop
Your women trying to train you like a dog?...Fine, start craping on her carpet and peeing on her leg till she stops
29 posted on 08/23/2005 5:43:11 PM PDT by tophat9000
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To: Dashing Dasher

Oh, go take a flying leap...LOL


30 posted on 08/23/2005 5:44:58 PM PDT by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: goldstategop

Sit Ubu, sit.


31 posted on 08/23/2005 5:45:40 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." – Frederick Douglass)
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To: goldstategop; Rca2000
HAHAHAHA - Metrosexuals, thanks to the brilliance of El Rushbo, can now be defined as trained husbands. Women really ARE in charge. Its the U.K but men have gotten too soft to stand up for themselves.

I heard this today too while at work. I turned to my co-worker, also a conservative (we can listen on our headphones), and I said, "and these people used to have an Empire at one time, now look at them. Sad, really." A few days ago, after work, we talked about the Empire system on how many nations who used to be world powers have really fallen. I think most of the real men (well, non-Freeper types, UK Freepers are OK and are considered real men/women, I want to keep the friendy fire down to a minimum) are the soccer hooligans, tank them up on alcohol and there ain't no stopping them. B-) Still though, we ain't that far behind with all the Madame Sapphos we have over her who want to castrate our society.
32 posted on 08/23/2005 5:54:49 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Lutheran, Conservative, Neo-Victorian/Edwardian, Michael Savage Listener - Any Questions?)
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To: Caipirabob

Thanks. I needed that.


33 posted on 08/23/2005 5:59:51 PM PDT by GreenOgre (mohammed is the false prophet of a false god.)
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To: arasina
"Just don't expect to get the dishes done. ;-)"

That's why they make dishwashers...ain't it?

34 posted on 08/23/2005 6:02:19 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: Dashing Dasher
Ha! This looks more like it, except my guy is way gray haired. Cats, no dogs. Note, all of these photos were sent to me. They're not mine.

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35 posted on 08/23/2005 6:03:27 PM PDT by JLO
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To: Dashing Dasher; pissant; JLO
Ok ladies

Not Trained

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Trained

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36 posted on 08/23/2005 6:04:07 PM PDT by PaulaB (Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups)
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To: goldstategop

Wasn't there a movie along this theme that had Sandra Dee in it?


37 posted on 08/23/2005 6:06:31 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Dashing Dasher
Is he a boxer?

ROFL!

Seriously...articles like this make me appreciate the fact my husband was already trained when I married him!

38 posted on 08/23/2005 6:08:13 PM PDT by MamaTexan ( I am not a *legal entity*, nor am I a ~person~ as created by law.)
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To: F16Fighter
That's why they make dishwashers...ain't it?

I still get to use the leash though, right? :^*

39 posted on 08/23/2005 6:21:52 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: MamaTexan
Seriously...articles like this make me appreciate the fact my husband was already trained when I married him!

Did someone else do the hard work first, or was it genetic?

40 posted on 08/23/2005 6:23:25 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: goldstategop

Need to send them the video of "Wife School".


41 posted on 08/23/2005 6:25:02 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: goldstategop

Someone was telling me about Dr. Laura's book a couple years ago. It reminded me a bit of the dog training scenario. Some of it just made it sound like men just don't know any better.


42 posted on 08/23/2005 6:28:16 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy (They're coming to take me away.....)
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To: BenLurkin

I never get tired of ridiculous photos of Kerry. And that's a good one.


43 posted on 08/23/2005 6:28:16 PM PDT by speedy
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To: F16Fighter
I still get to use the leash though, right? :^*

Sheesh. What am I saying? That should've been "I will be using the leash, though. Good Pookie.

44 posted on 08/23/2005 6:30:07 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: tophat9000
Your women trying to train you like a dog?...Fine, start craping on her carpet and peeing on her leg till she stops

Can't I skip that and go straight to humping her leg? Now there's an image to carry in your mind's eye.

45 posted on 08/23/2005 6:30:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Did someone else do the hard work first, or was it genetic?

LOL!

I guess you could say genetic...

At the ripe old age of 6, he had to care for himself and his little brother while his (single) Mom worked 2 jobs. :)

46 posted on 08/23/2005 6:31:12 PM PDT by MamaTexan ( I am not a *legal entity*, nor am I a ~person~ as created by law.)
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To: goldstategop

I heard this segment too. It's done in a very condescending way, but in truth is merely ripping off of Dr. Laura's "Proper Feeding and Care of Husbands" principle(s). Dr. Laura was recently on Focus on the Family, and though I'm not married, it was refreshing to hear her put forth the ideals that she was. She was saying that you need to ENCOURAGE your husband more (which is where this nut gets the idea of praising and rewarding). She had one listener say something to the effect of "When I was my wife's hero simply for doing the gardening, I started cleaning out the basement!"

It's not a hard principle, but when you approach it by saying men are animals to be trained, you can look forward to being soundly kicked out of the house, where I come from.


47 posted on 08/23/2005 6:37:27 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: MamaTexan
Re training/instinct: My wife of 20-odd years says I'm untrainable but acceptable, but in my heart I know that my first worked off the sharpest edges.
48 posted on 08/23/2005 6:40:28 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: goldstategop

I heard this today on Rush, and my first thought was what would happen if some man wrote a book about how to train women like dogs.


49 posted on 08/23/2005 6:40:30 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: arasina
"What am I saying? That should've been 'I will be using the leash, though. Good Pookie.'"

Woof-woof (pant-pant :-P)

50 posted on 08/23/2005 6:42:25 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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